|Unpredictable. Get used to this word. Aureus
is the type of hero who can be worthless one game, and
devastating the next. What's the difference? His 2 random
fighter OR mage picks. If you look at Aureus's stats, he has
an average amount of swords and magical ranged attack
strength. Neither is too weak, neither is too strong.
Therefore, the skills he gains through his random picks will
determine first, how will you use Aureus (fighter or mage?)
and second, will you want him at all?
That is why he only gets 2 stars. He is unpredictable.
From personal experience, I avoid using Aureus if he has strong
fighter skills. Why? Becuase he has magical ranged attacks.
Even if you were to beef-up Aureus so he is a great melee fighter,
he still has to use his magical ranged attacks first.
That means he will be casting wimpy magical ranged attacks
for the first few turns until his casting ability runs out.
It is better for Aurues to have strong mage skills, and depend
on his fighting skills only if he has to. What type of mage
skills should you look for with Aureus?
Arcane Power, (Super if you are lucky)
Spell Caster (increase).
The only time I would consider taking Aureus with both a fighter and a mage pick would be:
Blade Master + one of the mage picks listed above.
I have yet to play a game with Aureus in which I enjoyed using him. I often
avoid Aureus and go for something better. I would suggest you do the same.